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Elmar 24 f/3.8: Is it any good?

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#41 Lord Lucan

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:50

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MarkP and Padaes, lovely captures.

And yes,it is also a great lens on crop sensor cameras aka almost 35mm.


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#42 platypus

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 07:33

MarkP, thanks for your (as always) excellent photos posted in this thread and most particularly for #6 = spectacular and #10 = utterly spectacular!

After some indecision I went ahead and bought a 24 Elmar earlier this afternoon, before finding and reading this thread, your lovely shots confirm my decision to buy.


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#43 MarkP

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 09:23

Thanks Dee. You're too kind.
This lens should pair very nicely with the APO-50.
Now I'm really looking forward to seeing YOUR spectacular landscapes!
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#44 tobey bilek

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 00:58

It is my wide lens + 35 Summicron ASPH.   Yea it is good.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:07

M262, 18, 24 Elmars, 35 and 75mm Summicrons. That's what's in my bag right now. Great outfit.

Edited by Gregm61, 21 March 2017 - 12:17.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:19

The 24 Elmar is, according to datasheet published by Leica, a technically extremely good lens. However, the 24mm FOV seems not "wide enough" quiet often for landscape and architecture, in which case 21mm or wider may be better choice. I am thinking about getting a 24 Elmar or Zeiss 25/2.8 biogon since I am using a film MP with 0.58x viewfinder, and 24/25mm FOV seems to be the widest I can use without an external viewfinder (I'm going to use the outer frame of the viewfinder as composition frameline).




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